You either understand Kallol Datta or you don’t, either way he makes you think. This has been the case since he launched his label, Kallol Datta 1955 in 2007. This year at Jabong Stage during Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015, the valiant designer chose to showcase a daring men’s and women’s wear collection after three years, called “Impasse”.
The collection solely comprised hues of bold green and pristine ivory, shaped into multiple separates. Indigenous fabrics like cottons, silks, crêpes and hints of chiffons had been used to create the fearless ensembles. The designer caught everyone’s attention as he gave a two and three dimensional look to his garments. All in ingenious weaves of cottons infused with crêpe, he created multiple layers of gathers and pleats to enhance these meticulous, asymmetric looks. The designer crisply edited modern cowl cuts and drapes drawing inspiration from Chinese silhouettes.
Kallol Datta’s focal point was interesting drapes, innovative gathers, luxurious cowls and meticulous pleats.
For a designer who is bemused by glitz, glamour and cult classic, Kallol Datta has rightly been titled ‘The Dark Prince of Fashion’. His ephemeral collection “Impasse” left everyone fashionably bewildered.